Benfica vs Arsenal LIVE: Mikel Arteta’s side face tough task to gain control in first leg of Europa League last-32 tie in Rome… plus updates from Rangers’ trip to Antwerp
Following a horrid domestic season to date, Arsenal’s Europa League last-32 tie against Benfica has taken on an extra level of importance.
The Gunners are 10th in the Premier League and out of both the FA Cup and Carabao Cup, so the Europa League represents their only hope of securing a trophy and Champions League football.
Mikel Arteta’s men face a tough task away at Benfica in the first leg of their Europa League tie, which has been moved to Rome due to Covid travel restrictions between England and Portugal, but they head into the match in confident mood following their 4-2 victory over Leeds last weekend.
Follow Sportmail’s Jonathan Spencer for live Europa League coverage of Benfica vs Arsenal, including scoreline, lineups and build-up.